Mexican St. Anthony of Padua, No. I, Catholic Saint, Patron Saint of: Poor, Shipwrecks, Starvation, Native Americans
Articulated carved wood santos of St. Anthony of Padua. 27.5″ Mexican in origin. St. Anthony is the finder of lost things and people.
Articulated carved wood santos of St. Anthony of Padua. 27.5″ in height including the plinth. Mexican in origin. Some loss of paint throughout. It appears that some sections were painted more than once. 1800’s.
Comments: St. Anthony is the finder of lost things and people.
Also patron of: Poor, also against shipwrecks, starvation and of Native Americans, animals, boatmen, elderly people, fishermen, harvests, lost articles, mail, Portugal, travelers, travel hostesses, and watermen.
Whatever the culture, there can be no more important art than that used as an aid for communicating with the divine. I have always found devotional artifacts fascinating to collect; there is no better way to connect with a past culture than through the objects that were important to it. Collecting santos figures is particularly gratifying. The subject, the style and the methods of production combine to tell the tale of what the individuals in that culture valued.
I have been collecting artifacts and religious objects for many years, specializing in Asian and European vintage carvings. Don’t hesitate to ask about other stock that I might have that is not listed here.